i found three bags of concrete mix and i found a number of other concrete chunks and bricks. i still think i'll need to pick up more bricks from Architectural Salvage Warehouse of Detroit at some point to do what i want with spiral gardens and will probably buy more 1" lumber for garden stuff or shelves in the greenhouse.
it looks like i've also accumulated far more hardware (screws, nails, other metal things) than i remember buying. i have a few boxes of drywall screws and much more assorted chromed and galvanized hardware. i also found a roll of jute string and some plastic coated thick steel wire that should be nice for a grape vine trellice.
it just seems like much of what i'll need for trellices is right in our garage. i wish i had more bamboo. maybe i should grow some.